If you are one of those who us trying to build his or her personal computer (PC) from scratch but not knowledgeable in certain topics, this is the best time for you to conduct some research. This would be very helpful to you because there are countless of resources available out there for you to use as a reference.
When you are researching, make sure that you start with the basic hardware required—keyboard, monitor, central processing unit (CPU) and mouse. Other things that you need when building up a computer will include: tower or desktop case, motherboard, processor, memory, graphics card, sound card, modem, floppy drive, hard drive, CD/DVD Rom, PC speakers, monitor, CD/DVD Writer, Blu Ray Writer, TV card, Satellite card and Cable TV card.
When choosing for computer hardware, make sure that you:
– prioritize what you really need. Although these are all necessary for an efficient computer, there are some that you can do without for the moment. Make sure that you know what are those things so you don’t run out of budget for more important stuff.
– don’t be brand conscious. People think that because a certain computer hardware component is branded, the quality is first class. Although this might be the case, it doesn’t mean that those who are not are popular are of lesser quality. Don’t be too brand conscious. Pay attention to certain specifications and you will realize that you are buying the same quality as that of the branded one—half the price.
– look around. There are so many computer shops today that gives people so many options when choosing their computer hardware. If you are one of those who are looking for quality computer hardware components, don’t be contended with just one store. Try to look around for other shops and compare the prices.
– consider your space. Many people don’t realize it but having enough space is integral in setting up a personal computer. This is because the quality of the PC’s performance would depend on the “breathing space” it has. When choosing computer hardware components, make sure that you have enough space in you home so it won’t be too crowded.
– manage your budget. This is also a major consideration when choosing computer hardware because if you get too caught up with the price, you might be sacrificing other components that are of equal importance. When choosing, make sure to buy only those that your budget could accommodate so you won’t have financial set back problems.